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Old 10-02-2009, 04:24 AM   #7
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Anytime I eat off plan, I immediately put on anywhere from three to sometimes close to ten pounds of water. It doesn't even have to be the sodium. If you normally eat healthy, any change in your diet for the worse is likely to make you retain water, sometimes a lot of water.

It helps me to assess how many calories I actually ate. It takes just as many calories to gain a pound as it does to lose a pound. So for you to gain five pounds, you would need to eat 17,500 calories above your maintenance level (not above the level you eating at to lose weight, above your maintenance level). It's pretty doubtful that you were able to eat that much over just a weekend, even with the burger and fries on Monday.

Just get back on plan and stay there and that weight will come off, probably as quickly as it came on.
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